COVID-19 cases rise by 57% within a week — Health Ministry

Around 4.09 percent of the 24,968 COVID-19 tests that were conducted today came back positive. (Photo: Unsplash)
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health announced Sunday that 1,329 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the Kingdom in the week of June 25 to July 1, compared to 881 a week earlier, marking an increase of 51 percent.اضافة اعلان

Meanwhile, no deaths were recorded during this period for the fourth consecutive week, the ministry announced.

There are currently 1,104 active COVID-19 cases countrywide, compared with 703 a week earlier, constituting a 57 percent increase, according to the media statement issued by the ministry.

The statement added that the number of patients who are receiving treatment stood at 10, compared to four a week earlier.

With regard to testing, 13,127 PCR tests were conducted over the targeted week, 5.9 percent of which were positive, compared with 6.7 percent a week earlier.

About 4.8 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine, and about 4.5 million have received their second jab, according to the ministry, constituting 75 percent and 71 percent of the adult population respectively. Just under 667,000 people have received a booster shot.

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